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} Carrot Top Pesto

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Recently, I learned that carrot tops (or leaves, rather) are edible. Who knew! Well, obviously, I was left out in the dark on that one. lol!

And so I discovered that yummy fact on Cuisinette‘s blog, when she decided to do a pesto with it. OH MY! Had to try this asap! So a week later, I went to do the groceries, and to my surprise, there were carrots sold with the leaves as well (kind of a somewhat rare thing to see in regular grocery stores…), so I jumped on the occasion.

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Once home, I washed them all up, cut the unleafy parts of the stems, and mixed that all up in the food processor with regular pesto ingredients: parmesan cheese, garlic, nuts (all I had were soya seeds, worked perfect!), lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper. Ah, and I also put in half of what was left of my parsley on the balcony. Autumn is just around the corner, after all, don’t wanna waste it! :)

Conclusion: it is DELICIOUS.

Plus, the green color won’t oxidize like the basil version, so if you like to take some pictures of your food like I do, it’s a winner!

Now, go try it. :P

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} Love & Olive Oil

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Meyer Lemon Macadamia Nut Tart

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pan-Fried Goat Cheese and Pomegranate

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Pine Nuts, Balsamic Drizzle, and Fried Sage

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Arugula Pistachio Pesto 

Love & Olive Oil is the blog of Lindsay and Taylor, a regular couple crazy in love with cooking.  They offer their readers recipe ideas and gorgeous eye feasts – stunning pictures.

To add to that, they have 2 small businesses to run, just launched a book called Breakfast for Dinner, and started challenging themselves in the cooking department as well (it’s always easy to stay in one’s comfort zone, ain’t it?). Busy couple!

SO MUCH to browse, go crazy! :P

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} WoodInk

*** Addition information, as of March 18, 2014.
This company has changed it’s name, but has also been a very negative experience for many buyers. I suggest you read more in the comments below.




Found out about these fabulous customizable cutting boards from WoodInk via Vanessa‘s (personnal) Facebook page. How wonderful!

From meat cuts to cutting grids to chevrons and more, at least one of these babies will pierce your heart and you’ll WANT IT NOW. For sure.

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} Silver Pine



Loving the little color touches on these Silver Pine Woodwork carved utensils and bowls! So simple, yet so special.

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} Tiger In A Jar

My friend Paule suggested that I look at this beet cake video recipe by Tiger In A Jar that she found on Bess’ blog yesterday. What a beauty!!

Turns out Matt and Julie made plenty of other great little motion pieces (some including stop motion) for everyone to look at on their Vimeo! Various subjects are treated, all visual gems, if you ask me! :)

Go snoop around their blog (you’ll also find awesome photography there!), you wont regret it!!

Via } The English Muffin

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Since I’m on the subject of videos (a subject I don’t visit often, huh?), my friend Christine Chevarie is working on a little video on my work right about now!

She came to film last Friday (above, featuring my oh-so-chill cat, Kobe), and I CAN’T WAIT to see the results! Her boyfriend and herself even created a little tune, sort of in the Angus and Julia Stone style, for it! Just so awesome! I’ll let you know here of course when it’s ready!

Meanwhile, check out this little video (it’s in French, but worth it even if you don’t understand!) she made on canning tomatoes (below). Half of these people are my friends, and the little guy, Hubert, is the child of my oldest friend Emilie, and he apparently loves me. He offers me his firefighter trucks (his favorites) every time I see him. If that isn’t love, I dunno what is. Yep. hehe :)

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} Recipe in a Print

Lucile’s Kitchen is a little shop owned by, well, Lucile from Paris! She is an illustrator, and we could also say she has a passion for food and cooking and baking!

She draws and paints fabulous visual recipes, and sells examples in print for all to enjoy! How perfect for any kitchen, right?

And if recipes are not your thing (aka you prefer to just eat lol), there are some non-recipe prints as well, like the one on “macarons”. But CAUTION! May cause addictions! :D

À la cuisine!!!

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Feel Like Baking Tinies

Oh MY! How cute are these tiny single serving pies? I’m about to faint! lol

As soon as I saw them I instantly wanted to follow the recipe and make some. Which, by the way, never happens to me… I can’t seem to successfully follow a recipe and have it look and taste like it’s supposed to (except my mom’s meatball sauce)! I’m more of a freestyle cook: take ideas from recipes and use what’s in the fridge in my kind of cooking. No wonder I never made a desert in my life (for someone who LOVES deserts, this is weird right?), unless it came in a powder from a box. lol!

Anyway! Maybe it’s their size, but these look like I could perhaps achieve them! Maybe I’ll try… Not sure yet!

Learn more about these tiny cuties over at Our Best Bites!

Via } For Me For You

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